Honestly, as has been said many times over, you cannot go wrong with a high end Winchester model 70 or a Remington 700. Do you like synthetic/stainless or walnut and bluing? Here is Remington's current offerings in 30-06 for the 700: https://www.remington.com/search/rifles?productfamily=50&cartridge=380&barrelmaterial=All&barrelfinish=All&stockmaterial=All&stockfinish=All&additionaloptions=All&passion=All I am partial to Remington since I own a Sendero and absolutely love it. Problem is, it isn't offered in 30-06. A 700 CDL with a mid-range Leupold scope and rings would leave plenty of cash for ammunition. Maybe even another gun!